I can’t believe it is the lst day of March. This day and tomorrow will always be a life changer for me in my fitness journey and a reminder to me everyday why a fit and healthy lifestyle is the only way for me!
Two years ago, my mom had gone into the hospital for what she thought was indigestion on GI tract issues and was scheduled to have a GI tract scope done. Well luckily she was at the hospital because the morning of the scope (April 1st) , she had nervous feelings and subsequently what we thought was an anxiety attack-which actually was a massive heart attack! Thank the Lord she was at the hospital, in good hands with the Drs and was able to survive what should/could have been a life ending heart attack. I can’t think about this and not get teary eyes to imagine that instead of celebrating her survival I could be mourning her death. GOD is Good…..ALL THE TIME!!
Ok enough of the sappy stuff but thank you for ‘listening’.
With it being the end of the month, this means that it is time to start thinking about April’s fitness goals. In March, I once again slacked on my weight training and gave more effort to my training miles for RnR DC Half (Recap here if you are interested). I am finishing my training for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler next weekend and will transition into training for Zooma Annapolis Half at the end of May.
Last week after having significant knee pain during training and after the half, I went to the doctor for him to hopefully not give me bad news like I tore my meniscus again. After initial conversation and x-rays, I sat holding my breath as he said…..you have arthritis in your knee. As I exhaled, I was so happy….I know crazy right but I would have died if he had told me I tore my meniscus (i have had 3 knee surgeries on this knee already and the thought of having more surgery would have devastated me!) He recommended lubrication shots and PT. YES!!! Both I can handle (outside of the needle part…..). He recommended reducing running and doing more cross training and considering du or triathlons. Well I can’t swim and I don’t have a bike, so for right now my cross training will be increased weight training.
My April fitness goals are:
-Have a good race at The Cherry Blossom 10 Miler…celebrate my accomplishments no matter what the clocks/Garmin say
-Continue training for Zooma including a local race for my son’s school.
-Reduce running from 3 times a week each week to running 2 times and 3 times a alternating weeks.
-Increasing weight training days for legs and abs to 2 times a week.
-I am participating in the Rock Your Core Challenge #rockyourcore with Jill and some other fit-bloggers.
-Eat whole 30ish (After Easter) except for fueling purposes during long runs
I feel confident in my abilities and my support system to master my goals for the month of April. I am taking pictures tomorrow and use those as my measuring tool. I may also take measurements but that tends to be difficult to do on yourself….we will see.
What are your April fitness goals? Did you stick with your fitness plan(s) for March? Achieve your March goals?